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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Premier Inn is the largest hotel chain in the UK, with more than 20 hotels in and around London to consider. So why do we like this particular three-star Premier Inn? We’re swayed by its location—a mere hop, skip and a jump from the Tate Modern. Even closer is Borough Market, every London gourmet’s favorite haunt, and a leisurely stroll across the Thames brings you to the heart of the City of London.
Pros: Brilliant location. Comfortable and clean. Friendly staff.
Cons: Rooms don’t have a ton of character. Charge for Internet. Can be pricey.
The Premier Inn London Southwark’s 59 rooms achieve a midrange chain standard without a lot of effort. Although they’re admittedly a tad ho-hum, they are reasonably attractive in comparison to other hotels in their league.
Among the style plusses, we like the striking purple color scheme, which gives rooms a colorful glow missing from many chain hotels. We imagine that UK business travelers may well get tired of the purpley Premier Inn rooms week in and week out, but for those used to blander color combinations or the abandonment of style altogether in chain hotel experiences, these rooms are gently pleasing.
Also appreciated is the room size, which is larger than average for London. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a TV, phone and coffee/tea facilities.
The private bathrooms sport cherry-wood paneling, which pairs very well with the white wall tiles and maintains a modern theme. Toiletries and a hair dryer are provided.
For visitors seeking no surprises, the Premier Inn Southwark Borough Market is a good bet. Nightly rates vary by room type and availability. The starting rate of £99 for a double isn’t ultra-cheap, but it’s reasonable for London. During peak times, rates jump by over 50 percent, well beyond our cheapo budgets. Still, even at its pricier end, the Premier Inn offers a far better value than what you’ll find at many more expensive chain hotels.
Breakfast is available for purchase at the on-site restaurant, and Wi-Fi costs £3 for 24 hours.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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Bankside, 34 Park Street
Southwark, London, United Kingdom
About the Premier Inn London Southwark Borough Market neighborhood
South of the Thames, this area has become a dynamic and exciting hub of activity. It contains Borough Market, a pavilion of good food, and the Tate Modern, which takes up space in a massive, renovated power station. The ‘hood is connected to the City of London by the pedestrian Millennium Bridge.